LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL – Over the past several years, Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) has awarded $7,000 in scholarship money from the CCAI Matt Heuertz Scholarship Program to students at North Dakota State University. The primary objective of this program is to encourage education in finishing technologies. As the finishing industry’s education and networking resource, CCAI has expanded this opportunity to all students to stimulate interest in finishing careers. 

The expanded program is seeking individual students needing assistance throughout the United States. Qualified candidates will have their applications reviewed by the National CCAI Education Committee for the National Scholarship Program. In addition, their application will be sent to a CCAI chapter for consideration if they reside or attend a school within chapter areas. The National Board will determine award amounts each year dependent upon the balance in the CCAI Scholarship Fund. Scholarship recipients will also receive a free one-year student membership in CCAI. 

To view the criteria of the scholarship program, review the selection and award process, and submit an application, visit and click on the EDUCATION tab, then scroll down to Scholarship Program. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.